Top 10 September Posts

These are the top 10 posts according to you!

10. I admitted something a little sneaky in this post.

9. My review for Prophecy of Stones was a huge hit and so is the book!

8. From a long time ago, the importance of tags for bloggers still captures reader interest.

7. This one is a TV-related post about Pride and Prejudice that created instant interest.

6. This one was a total surprise. I rambled on about my reading habits and for some reason, readers loved it!

5. Why some TV Shows rock was a definite hit with you.

4. This one is an oldie and by all rights shouldn’t be here…but this list is reader’s choice. So here it is, my take on change and why I don’t like it.

3. Posts I loved this week are always a hit. Here‘s one that everyone loved.

2. Pet lovers came out in droves for The top 10 signs you’re a dog person.

1. Finally, the top post for September wasn’t actually a surprise, 10 Things you should know before you get a dog was a huge hit with readers. Either that or they simply liked the puppy pictures. 😀

Thank you so much for reading and making September such a hit! You guys are awesome!


Top 10 signs you’re a dog person

10. You spell words like ‘car’ and ‘walk’ even around humans.


9. Your dog eats better than you do.

8. At Christmas, your dog gets presents. Gift wrapped.


7. You have an extra bowl of water on the second floor in case your puppy gets thirsty at night.

6. You have a plastic kiddie pool and baby gates, but no kids.


5. You don’t eat all your steak, so your dog can have a taste.


4. Your pockets are full of empty plastic bags.


3. Your alarm clock is a wet nose and doggie breath.tumblr_l2iov8YPYD1qankfgo1_500

2. If your dog doesn’t like someone, you don’t either.



1. You can handle a person dying in a movie, but if they hurt the dog, you’re done.




P.S. It’s also a very bad sign if your holiday cards are signed from you and your pooch.

Top 10 posts for August

Here are the top 10 posts according to you!

10. To start things off is my review for Hands of Evil and absolute awesome read.

9. This one was so much fun to write and you guys thought it was great to read too!

8. My first attempt at this theme was a total hit. A huge thank you to Gene’O for arranging it all.

7. I still shake my head and sigh when I read this post. You guys loved it though.

6. Monday Morsel was a twist I made up on a bookish meme. This one was a total hit with readers.

5. One of my favourites, you guys loved this one as well!

4. I think this one was a hit because of the popularity of the book. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s a great read!

3. Posts I love this week is a well-liked feature of my blog. This one is August’s favourite.

2. By a very close second, this post caught everyone’s eye.

1. This one was everyone’s favourite and no wonder! The show’s amazing.

There they are the Top Ten posts for the month of August according to you, the reader. Thank you so much for reading and visiting my blog!


Top ten posts for June!

These are the top ten posts in June according to you!

10. Coming in last is my post announcing changes to Olivia’s Choice page.

9. This one got a lot of attention. It’s about getting editing help from a pro who also happens to be a really, really kind person. Check it out if you’re looking for help.

8. A grumpy me and a bunch of cat pictures, readers loved this one on change. Have I mentioned I don’t like change?

7. This Tuesday Teaser got a whole bunch of attention. I actually really like Sandra Brown. I have a couple of her books to read next. YUM!

6. This one was posted a while ago but interest in it has flared up now. It makes sense. If you blog, you need to know about tags. They’re really important.

5. This is what happens when you know someone called Winter Bayne. She’s an incredible writer who’s also insanely busy. Yet, she does this. I’m still in awe.

4. This one was a major hit with readers. I think it has to do with the cutie at the end. And no, we didn’t accept his offer.

3. My mother-in-law is a very unique individual. And so is her way of obtaining pizza. Readers thought it was hilarious.

2. This one was a surprise for me. I had no idea how much readers would connect with this idea.

1. This one is the all time favourite.

A big thank you to you for reading my little blog and sharing your likes and dislikes with me. You made June a wonderful month!

Ten Guilty Pleasures of Reading.

We all do it. If we’re readers, we do them. Come on, own up. I certainly have done all of these at one time or another.

1. Stayed up all night to finish that book because I just couldn’t go to bed until I got closure (aka finished the book). This is not a problem during holidays…more of an issue when the next day is a workday.

2. Read the entire book in the bookstore. Ridiculous? Yeap. Still did it. Will probably do it again because some books, once you start…there’s no way you can put the brakes on.

3. Read while someone else was watching TV. Do this all the time. TV doesn’t hold one one hundredth the attraction of a good book. Sorry. Not even close.

4. Skipped a meal to read. Shouldn’t do this one. I know. Skipping a meal is bad. BAD. I just had to read one more page…Just one more page…and that was the name of the song until I was done.

5. Read in places I should NOT be reading. Work (bad, bad…really, really BAD–especially when I was at a staff meeting and our boss was doing a presentation and I got caught!). Parking lot after just buying the book (Ridiculous! Come on, get home, then read!). When you were supposed to be doing laundry, cooking (Nightmare. Everything burns!), feeding the dog (waaay too much kibble).

6. Sniffed a new book to get that smell. Ahh! The New-Book smell. There’s nothing like it. Though old books also have their particularly tempting scent. Walk into a bookstore and take a deep breath…ahhh. So nice.

7. Read until your eyes hurt. I have. Often. Miraculously I don’t need glasses…yet.

8. Brought so many books on a holiday away from home that I had to take out clothes to make room in the suitcase. I won’t mention the weight of the thing (note to self: Kindle).

9. Read a book so many times I know parts like litany. Often. It’s sad, I know. But I know some of them like a prayer.

10. You carry a book around all the time. Even to the gym!